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Re-imagining feminist leadership praxis in higher education

Lecture Theatre 003

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Re-imagining feminist leadership praxis in higher education

About the Speaker

Kay Fuller is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Nottingham.

Before becoming a higher education teacher and researcher, Kay worked for 15 years teaching in five mixed community comprehensive schools in three local authorities. She was a teacher of English, head of English and deputy headteacher during that time.

Kay is an elected member of BELMAS National Council. She is co-convenor (with Drs Pontso Moorosi, Saeeda Shah, Victoria Showunmi and Joan Smith) of the BELMAS Gender and Leadership Research Interest Group. Kay is also a member of the international Women Leading Education network that covers five continents. She is a member of the International School Leadership Development Network. This network involves researchers from over 20 countries engaging in a common project and is co-sponsored by BELMAS and UCEA.

Kay is book reviews editor of Educational Review, sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Educational Administration and History and is Associate Editor for Frontiers in Education.

In addition to published papers and books Kay has shared her research with a range of bodies including local schools and events organised by the network #WomenEd. Kay is a regional lead for the East Midlands region. Kay was interviewed recently by the Times Educational Supplement and the BBC about her research into the distribution of women secondary school headteachers in England.

Her current research focuses on women, gender and feminism in educational leadership. In particular, she is currently working on an intersectional feminist exploration of contemporary educational leadership with a new book due for publication in 2021. In the book, she draws together a number of research projects undertaken during the last five years to theorize about fourth wave feminism. She draws on feminist theories to think about leadership including intersectionality theory, Black British feminism and queer theory. She looks at gender and Islam, digital feminism, men's pro-feminism and femonationalism.

Having completed a critical auto-ethnography to re-narrate her life history and refresh her worldview, she has developed an intersectionality life grid designed to support the reflexivity of scholars and education professionals alike. Her work is underpinned by a commitment to working for social justice and takes an explicitly feminist stance. Even so, she recognises resistance to feminism in some contexts. She works with colleagues in schools and universities to support them in their work.

She is founding co-convener of the BELMAS Gender and Leadership Research Interest Group (committed to an intersectional perspective) and member of scholarly network Women Leading Education across Continents.

This lecture will take place on campus, in Lecture Theatre 003,  Business and Law Building, City Campus East (full address at the bottom of the page).

To register for this free lecture, please fill in the form below.

 

Event Details

Lecture Theatre 003
Business and Law Building, Northumbria University
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1XA


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